Dan Jackson’s mother was a rug weaver; his father was a jeweler.
Dan, a prominent, award-winning jeweler, works rug patterns into silver, thereby honoring both his parents.
This is the first time we have an oval version of this beloved design, and it is even more extraordinary than the rectangular one.
With contrasts of texture, polish, light and dark, he has created a remarkable silver “fabric”.
To emulate the texture of wool, and the variations of hue in the yarn, the rug pattern is carefully and minutely chiseled, with great attention to nuances of texture and polish.
Overlaid stepped motifs are textured and left as is, over a more lightly textured under-layer; other motifs are polished, for contrast, and the plain base silver has been blackened, to show off the overlaid designs.
Across the center, the applied rug pattern of three escutcheons, combines darkened background, textured background, chiseled elements, and stepped edges that are brilliantly polished – four different techniques.
With amazing precision, and expert arrangement of dark, textured , and polished areas, the artist has actually made a bar of silver resemble an intricately woven fabric.
Slightly curved, the bolo is edged with a highly polished border, as well.
Minimalist tips are lightly brushed, to keep the focus on the bolo’s design.
With meticulous expertise and a loving vision, Dan Jackson has created a splendid design that is also a lasting tribute to both his mother and his father.
This remarkable bolo can go from rodeo to formal ball, stopping off at the office, and the soccer field, in between.
Couples can share it! Ladies will enjoy its look, too.